28 November 2012

University of Indianapolis + Ancestry.com Team Up -- FREE access to all students! How Neat!

We have often talked about how to get more youth involved in genealogy and family history research.

I was so excited to learn today that the University of Indianapolis and Ancestry.com have partnered to provide access to Ancestry.com to students everywhere on campus.  And, that’s not all – workshops and seminars are being provided to assist students and faculty in digging into their ancestors.

I think this is such a neat idea.  I will be very interested to learn how it “all plays out.”

“Helping people discover their family history is at the heart of our mission at Ancestry.com,” said Brian Hansen, general manager of the Ancestry Institution Product. “We are excited to work alongside the University of Indianapolis to enable students and staff to uncover new information about their ancestors that will help them better understand who they are and where they come from.”

At UIndy, the Ancestry.com access is a key component in the annual University Series of programs and events. This year’s series features guest speakers, discussions and workshops built around the theme “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Do you know of other similar collaborations, at the University/College level, besides schools with dedicated genealogy degree programs?  

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Afrigeneas for posting about this on its Facebook page.

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